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Mark Gibson

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Celebrating the ‘pioneers of our community’

A wagon outlined in lights, antique farm implements as table centerpieces and cowboy buffet style catering set the scene for The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Distinguished Citizens awards banquet honoring the "True Pioneers of our Time.”

January 22, 2015 3 p.m. read more..
       

‘Big River’ offers fall adventure

NOTE: The Columbia River is a major river, with commercial traffic, rapid changes in flow and unpredictable weather. Boating the river may or may not be safe on any given day. Exploring a river the size of the Columbia is a daunting prospect for any paddler, and a region famous for its wind seems an unlikely haven for a canoeist. Even the Lewis and Clark expedition, having rested up a bit in The Dalles after crossing the plains, the Rocky Mountains and navigating Celilo Falls, were stalled for a time at what is now known as Crates Point because they were unable to make any headway against the stormy October wind. Only by leaving early the next morning were they able to round the point and proceed downriver.

November 29, 2014 11:22 a.m. read more..
 

Framing the world of beauty

Westwind Frame and Gallery owner Marty Hiser will be celebrating 25 years as a framer with a “Thank you” party Friday, Nov. 28, during the Starlight parade. “It's my customer appreciation night,” she explained.

November 13, 2014 9:45 a.m. read more..
  

Ostrye: Local support a plus

“I really like people, and I find their everyday problems, and the solutions to their problems, interesting,” said Judge Karen Ostrye, in describing her decision to pursue a vacancy in the Seventh Judicial District.

October 24, 2014 3:27 p.m. read more..


Artisian Attic seeks vendors

Artists and antique dealers with an eye to quality are encouraged to investigate “The Artisan Attic” being established in the upstairs loft of “The whole ball of yarn” downtown The Dalles.

October 23, 2014 9:23 a.m. read more..
         

Photographs from the Dallesport Fire, July 13

Crews from the Dallesport Fire Department extinguish a blaze between The Dalles Airport and Highway 14 Sunday afternoon. It was one of several fires started by a rash of lighning strikes in the area. <em>All photos Mark B. Gibson</em>

July 13, 2014 10:22 p.m. read more..


Honoring Veterans

Al WYNN, owner of KODL Radio in The Dalles, hands out a certificate of appreciation and gift card for services to veteran David McGaughey at the Hometown Heroes segment of Fourth of July festivities. Mona Fox, operations manager, said the broadcast center wanted to honor the men and women who had defended America’s freedoms during the Independence Day celebration. She said local merchants came foward with generous donations for the 15 veterans who were present to accept awards, along with their families. Mark B. Gibson photo

July 8, 2014 3:52 p.m. read more..
       

Pool will stay closed in ‘14

The Thompson Park pool in The Dalles will not operate this summer, but remain closed until completion of a replacement pool scheduled to open Memorial Day 2015.

November 22, 2013 11:26 a.m. read more..


Pool to remain closed next summer

The Thompson Park pool in The Dalles will not operate this summer, but remain closed until completion of a replacement pool scheduled to open on Memorial Day, 2015.

November 20, 2013 9:19 p.m. read more..
 

Fire managers release structure safety responsibilities to local district

Fire managers spoke of the Blackburn Fire in the past tense during a community fire meeting Saturday night, Aug. 24, at The Dalles Wahtonka High School. The structural threat is over, task forces have been released, and the safety of area homes is once again the official responsibility of Mid Columbia Fire and Rescue.

August 25, 2013 7:22 a.m. read more..


Dufur Threshing Bee

ZEBULEN STELZER, 5, left, and brother Zadion, 2, watch a demonstration of how corn kernels are removed from the cob with a hand-cranked machine at the Dufur Threshing Bee Saturday, Aug. 10.

August 13, 2013 10:50 a.m. read more..
  

Focused on the Jump

Noah Mears, 13, prepares to jump his board onto a rail Thursday afternoon, Aug. 8, at the Benjamin Rockwell memorial skatepark in The Dalles.

August 9, 2013 11:34 a.m. read more..
    

‘Shadow of the Raven’

Edgar Allan Poe (Duffy Hudson) responds in terror during his recital of "The Tell-Tale Heart." The piece was one of several he performed at The Dalles Wasco County Libary Tuesday night, June 25.

June 26, 2013 12:49 p.m. read more..
 

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